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National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima

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Address: 1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston, NY
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+1 716-754-7489

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Spiritual Oasis

A catholic religious location which is at little out-of-the-way location with extensive land area. The focus is on the church which is in the shape of the oval world with... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Michael P
Niagara Falls,N.Y.
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Quiet and subdued. Peaceful at best. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life. People go out of their way to visit this catholic church. I heard they had a light show during winter but I wasn't able to see it.

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Niagara Falls,N.Y.
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A catholic religious location which is at little out-of-the-way location with extensive land area. The focus is on the church which is in the shape of the oval world with stairway to the top. Numerous statues of saints of the catholic cover the site. Ample parking but a few pot holes so drive slowly. Frequented by many locals including many... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I went specifically to see the Christmas light display that they have here from late November to early January. Although it was cold we climbed the outdoor tower for a panoramic view of the lights which was beautiful. The inner sanctuary and surrounding hallways and chapels were also nicely decorated. The gift shop was interesting and the aroma from the... More 

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Valley City
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were there at night, to see the Christmas lights. It was a very beautiful, quiet place to visit. Nice gift shop.

Thank Susan T
Brunswick, Ohio
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Beautiful sanctuary. If you are willing to walk a few stairs, there is a great view from the top of the building housing the sanctuary. Very nice grounds.

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West Virginia
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Glad we picked up a brochure, as our GPS didn't work here--the lady at the book store said this is normal. I've been to a number of shrines, but I didn't feel anything special here. You can walk around, seeing many many statues (all with prominent plaques--so once again, as I've noted at other shrine sites, there's an obvious emphasis... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been going to this Shrine many many times. This is one of our favorite places to visit, not too far from Toronto, just a few minutes from the Canada/U.S. border through the Lewiston bridge. The main church has a globe dome, i.e. when you are inside the church and look up, you can see the silhouette of the... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

A very special place that Christian and non-christians will find peaceful. The eclectic interior has lots of character. The statue garden brought me to tears. The souls are old there but it is full of life and love.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Found inside area to be just average. Found personal very helpful Found area outside to be very interesting Will attend confession and then mass Sitting outside now, enjoying the summer breeze and a touch or sun light. Statues or around. Walking thru the pathway was great. There is a noiseless are were water is the center pcs. Benches around the... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

What a beautiful park. There are 63 steps up to the Lady of Fatima statue but well worth the view! Lots of other beautiful statues throughout the park.

Thank sumrbabe21

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